Baseball With Coach West

Baseball With Coach West

4.9 (7)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I'm a middle school baseball coach in the Bronx, as well as a freelance sports journalist who's written for Through The Fence Baseball and currently manages PDub's Sports Hub. I'm a frequent guest on Fox Sports New Mexico, and pride myself in my knowledge of the game's strategy, intricacies, mechanics, and history. Having worked with players from elementary school on up, I adapt well to different skill levels and learning styles. I'm patient and enthusiastic, and my approach centers on positive energy and love of the game as well as diligence and attention to detail. I'm also the writer, creator, and instructor in a video tutorial series centered around basic hitting instruction, which I can share as a free takeaway to supplement lessons.

The "eureka moments" when a player hits their first line drive, makes their first crisp throw, or catches their first high fly ball and looks in their glove in amazement. Breakthroughs, and expressions of joy, are some of the best things you can get out of the game at any level.

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Credentials

New York, NY 10037
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7 Reviews

4.9

  • Luis Reyes

    He know what to do and when to do it

  • Stephanie Morales

    He payed close attention to each boys skill and gave great advice on how to improve. Always has a positive attitude and gives everyone a chance!

  • Bryan Arias

    It was a great 3 year working together and is a very supportive and positive coach and is good at what does

  • Johann Celedonio

    He is a very nice and possitive Coach and helps pushes me to work harder. He also helps me a whole lot on mechanics And takes time to break they down. Practicing with Coach west helped me learn a lot of valuable in game tips


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I begin with a basic q/a to asses their level of baseball experience, then some basic projectile skills to test their baseline ability. From there, I proceed based on their mechanics and form, along with their conceptual grasp of the rules and other aspects of the game.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

30+ years of baseball and fastpitch, over a decade of coaching players of various levels and backgrounds, and nearly a decade of baseball analysis on various sites and in live media.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My base rate is $50 per 30-minute session; this is subject to some flexibility.


How did you get started teaching?

Directing a PAL site in my mid-20s.


What types of students have you worked with?

Primarily middle school, roughly ages 9-15. I've also counseled former players at the high school and collegiate levels.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently chaperoned three of my players to an All-Star game at Macombs Dam, in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. I coached first third, mentored my players through their  nerves. They had a blast! Another moment was when this season's winner of our Most Improved Player Award--who didn't even make the active roster last year--hit a ball about 250 feet into the gap in front of our home crowd at Crotona Park. It was his first real drive against in-game pitching, and he motored his way to a two-run triple...had he not stutter-stepped around first, he'd have made it all the way around the bases!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Listen, feel free to ask questions, try your best, and have fun!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What they most enjoy about the game, and where they'd most like to improve.


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